Is The Middle Class Priced Out of Skiing?

Is The Middle Class Priced Out of Skiing?

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Is The Middle Class Priced Out of Skiing?

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High peaks, lofty prices as skiing prices out middle class

By: Rob Lovitt of CNBC

“Coupled with lift tickets that can top $100 per day and clothing and equipment that can cost thousands, it’s not surprising that both the industry and its fans are concerned about the sports’ long-term viability for those of more modest means.”

  • 54% of skiers have households earning of more than $100,000
  • The average weekend lift-ticket price last season was $85.52
  • The median age on the slopes was 38, compared to 34 a decade ago
  • A season pass to Bogus Basin was $229 earlier this year. 2.5 hours away in Sun Valley a day tickets during peak periods are $105.

Read the full article here – High peaks, lofty prices as skiing prices out middle class

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